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This article is several pages long. It is broken into sections, to load quickly on your Web browser. The Table of Contents and Link List provide quick access to the resources. If you are serious about finding someone, then you are urged to print out all of the sections and spend time reading. You can get yourself into deep trouble by invading somebody else's privacy. A little preparation can avoid such problems.
Acknowledgements: Curt Davis, a participant in the Internet Village Elders at The Internet Sleuth Search Forums has been a major help in editing and focussing this work. This article had its beginnings in a series of questions and answers posted to the Finding Information Forum, also on the Sleuth.